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Moriah Happenings
December 17, 2020
2 Tevet 5781

Spreading the Light: Celebrate Chanukah with Moriah
Tonight, Thursday, December 17, 6:00 pm
Community-wide Chanukah Party & Candle Lighting.
Zoom here. Meeting ID 826 4954 0048

The end of 2020 is quickly approaching
Act now for year end tax savings. Please consider a donation to Moriah.
(If you are over 70½, you can make a distribution directly from your IRA to Moriah through your plan administrator). Thank you very much for your continued support!

Please note: The building will be closed (except for services) on:
December 24, 25, 31 and January 1

(please make a special effort to attend on Wednesdays and Sundays)
Shacharit: 7:00 am - Monday-Thursday
Maariv: 6:30 pm

Shacharit: 7:00 am
Candle lighting: 4:03 pm, Mincha: 4:10 pm

Shacharit: 9:00 am
Mincha: 4:10 pm, Havdalah: 5:09 pm

Shacharit: 9:00 am
Maariv: 6:30 pm

All services will be held inside.
Click here to review the health & safety protocols.

2020 Book and Author:
Tuesday, December 22 One Night, Markovitch by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

2021 Books and Authors:
Tuesday February 2 The World That We Know by Alice Hoffman
Tuesday April 13 Apeirogon by Colum McCann
Tuesday June 8 The Tunnel by A.B.Yehoshua
This Week's Parasha
for Rabbi Silverstein's commentary

This week’s haftarah
click here for Rabbi Silverstein's commentary
Contact Us: (847) 948-5340
Children's Services
Participate in Services
Lead Ashrei/Shir HaKavod: 
We encourage children under Bar/Bat Mitzvah age who can read Hebrew to contact Rachel Fisher at 206/963-0907

Haftarah Readers: 
Contact Pam Brill

Torah Reader assigners: (click the name to email):

December, Pam Brill
January, David Ecanow
February, Lisa Weiner
March, Marc Botbol
April, Perry Hoffman
June, Betsy Graupe
August, Alan Sohn
September, Michelle Blechman
October, Marc Botbol
November, Norm Finkel 

Parashat HaShavua with Rabbi Kramer
Fridays @ 9:00-9:30 am, Join Rabbi Kramer on ZOOM to discuss the weekly Torah reading. This year we will be studying the weekly Torah reading through the lens of the Babylonia Talmud.

TALMUD CLASS taught by Rabbi Yehoshua Ben-Avraham
Mondays @ 7:15 pm, Link to join:

Our All Too-Human Patriarch: The Story of Jacob, taught by Rabbi Ken Berger
Tuesdays @ 7:30 pm, Click here to join

Conversational Hebrew taught by Silvi Freedson
Beginning Hebrew, Wednesdays 3:30 - 5:00 pm
January 13, 20, 27, February  3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10

Intermediate Hebrew, Mondays 7:30 - 9:00 pm
January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8

You must register - a minimum of 5 people needed for each Hebrew class.
FREE for Moriah Members, $100/semester – general public, $60/semester - NSS Beth El members. Payments to Moriah Congregation.
MELTON 2020-2021
(hosted by Moriah Congregation)

Melton Core Ethics Class taught by Rabbi Kramer
Ethics of Jewish Living
This course sheds light on how Jewish scholars and thinkers with multiple approaches consider contemporary issues that affect us individually and as a community. 
Mondays beginning on January 11 - March 15, 2021, 9:00 am-10:15 am via Zoom 
To register, use this link.  You must be registered by January 4
Cost is $295. If you need scholarship assistance, please contact Lori Kramer
Upcoming dates:
Sh'vat - Sunday, January 17
Adar - Sunday, February 14
Nisan - Sunday, March 14
Iyar - Sunday, April 11
Sivan - Sunday, May 16 
All meetings will take place at 8:00 pm, unless otherwise indicated.
January 20, February 17, March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16
The following people are observing yahrzeits this coming week.

December 20 Joan Dunn, Barry Sufrin
December 21: Barbara Hoffman
December 22: Jeremy Friedman, Holly Rosenberg, Jordan Wolf
December 24: Jordan Wolf

If you would like your name listed when you have a yahrzeit, please click here.
Mi Shebeirach List
Dina bat Tova
Adam Lavi ben Chaya Sara
Akiva ben Rachel
Chaim Chopsis ben Ruevan
Binyamin ben Rivka
Gershon ben Fagel Halevi
Noach ben Dina
Yehudit bat Chana 
Yehuda Ariyeh ben Leah Hannah
Brina Rachel bat Fay
Nechama Gittel bat Shoshanna
Rav Avraham Yehoshua Heschel ben Chaya Rayzel
Aharon Michael ben Leah
Leah bat Nechama
Chaim ben Raizel
Miriam bat Tzivia
Eliezer ben Shulamit
Shoshana bat Sarah
Dov Baer ben Sarah Ita
Rena bat Mina
Elaine bat Malcha
Arnold Thaler
Kayla Ettel bat Chyenna
Michele Buttermore
Iris Schrey
Katherine bat Mary Jane
Chaim ben Eliezer
Rut bat Leah
Chaya Leah bat Chaim v’ Malka
Baruch ben Zev
Click here to submit the names of those who are ill.
Community Events & Programs
Mobile COVID-19 Testing Offered in Lake County
State-run Community-Based Testing Sites located in Waukegan (102 W. Water St.), and Arlington Heights (2000 W Euclid Ave.), are daily from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Testing is free. These sites have drive-through testing, as well as walk-up testing.
For more info, visit the IDPH website.
Lake County AllVax Portal is Now Open
The Lake County Health Department has announced that their LAllVax Portal is open. All Lake County residents can now register to be notified when a COVID-19 vaccine is available. Register online or call (847) 377-8130.
Kosher caterers & restaurants need your support more than ever! Please click on the places below to link to their menus
and patronize them as often as you can!

Great Chicago
"The Hearing Loop"
Moriah has a loop system available for individuals using hearing aids, to improve communication access for our members and guests with hearing loss. To access this system, tell your audiologist or hearing instrument specialist that your synagogue is "looped" and ask if there is a t-coil in your hearing aid(s). Then make an appointment to have it activated. If your hearing aids do not have a t-coil, talk with your audiologist about alternate ways of accessing the loop.
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